Well, it looks like Photobucket is playing silly b*ggers with me today and doesn't want to recognise me, so no photos today. And on a day when I had loads of news and photos to share . I'll have to save it all for next time.
For today, here's something that's been rettling around inside my head for the last day or two - Stash Organisation. Yesterday, I made myself a list of where things stand at present with my stash organisation and where I'd like to get to.
How my stash is (not) organised at present -
4 large plastic crates crammed on a barely accessible small, narrow cupboard in the corner of the bedroom. The crates are very roughly organised into one for charts, one for fabric, one for stuff I'm supposed to be working on or really want to start, and one for magazines and things that won't fit into any of the other crates. In order to get anything out of any of the crates, I have to practically empty the cupboard. At the moment, I don't really have the odd hour to spare for that!
Also 2 small plastic crates, one filled with fabric and the other with any old stuff that happens to be lying around. One of these crates lives on a shelf in the living room, the other on a shelf in my wardrobe.
I don't have any record of what I have in my stash and rely on my memory which fortunately is fairly good, but I know there are some duplicates in there.
Where I'd like to get to -
Accessible - I'd like to be able to get at my stash whenever I want to without having to venture into parts unknown a la Bear Grills. (I think my son wants to be Bear Grills when he grows up!) Stash fondling and perusal should be accessible at any time!
Space - space to spread things out so that I can drool over all my lovely loot (metaphorically of course)!
Filing - maybe a filing cabinet for charts?
Ideally, I'd also like to presuade myself that I don't have to hide it all from my husband!
And it would be nice to have it all recorded on a database - for virtual drooling and stash fondling, of course! I had this 'good idea' that I might be able to get this done while I'm on maternity leave, but I don't see that I can do the virtual stash organisation without tackling the physical side of things too!
Sounds like a good goal, don't you think? But whether or not I'll get there is a completely different matter.
Iona is being completely adorable these days. I've kind of lost track, but she may be settling down a bit and getting ready to sleep through the night. More importantly, if you take the time to talk to her and play with her, she rewards you with the most beautiful big smiles! She seemed almost to be born smiling, but she's now doing it deliberately!
And I got the good news this morning that I won the Chloe's giveaway at Mee Crafty! I'm dead chuffed as I rarely win anything, so thanks to Chloe!